Burnout or just the pandemic?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by miss-m, Oct 6, 2021.

  1. Tired Teacher

    Tired Teacher Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2019
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    902

    Nov 8, 2021

    I am happy for you to have other options! I hope you get the type of job you want. Being open to other states really increases your chances of getting to a better place.
     
    whizkid likes this.
  2. whizkid

    whizkid Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2016
    Messages:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    732

    Nov 8, 2021

    I'm going to start working on my Texas administrator license. I'm, looking into reciprocity now. I turned down a few offers earlier this year because the pay wasn't suitable for me.
     
    Tired Teacher likes this.
  3. whizkid

    whizkid Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2016
    Messages:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    732

    Nov 10, 2021

    6.5 days until Thanksgiving break, can't come soon enough.
     
    stargirl likes this.
  4. whizkid

    whizkid Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2016
    Messages:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    732

    Nov 10, 2021

    Oh yea, took another day off just for the hell of it.
     
    SpecialPreskoo and mrsf70 like this.
  5. viola_x_wittrockiana

    viola_x_wittrockiana Comrade

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2016
    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    272

    Nov 10, 2021

    Many of the teachers at my school have that attitude right now. People have days saved from last year when we were virtual, and now they're using them. It's now in our weekly admin email who's taking which days and who's covering for whom when. We've hired a building sub and are shuffling staff like mad to cover. We have an extra hard time getting subs because we're a language immersion school.
     
  6. whizkid

    whizkid Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2016
    Messages:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    732

    Nov 10, 2021

    We can't get subs because of disrespectful students, violence and low pay.

    Come to think of it, we can't find enough teachers for the same reasons!!!!!!!
     
  7. whizkid

    whizkid Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2016
    Messages:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    732

    Nov 20, 2021

    1/2 day to go.
     
  8. TeacherNY

    TeacherNY Maven

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,570
    Likes Received:
    1,717

    Nov 22, 2021

    Someone on Facebook shared a video of a student hitting and throwing things at a sub. Then the student called her mother to tell her that she wasn't going to listen to the sub for various reasons. No wonder subs and teachers don't want to work.
     
    mrsf70 and stargirl like this.
  9. whizkid

    whizkid Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2016
    Messages:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    732

    Nov 22, 2021

    Finally out of that hellhole. Just treated myself to a home made seafood platter!
     
  10. miss-m

    miss-m Groupie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1,244
    Likes Received:
    616

    Nov 22, 2021

    I’ve been having stress dreams about my job the last two nights. Not about students like usual, but about bizarre situations in which I feel trapped by dream characters played by admin.

    I’m working on an application for a corporate learning designer job and I’m not sure how to feel about it all right now.
     
    mrsf70 likes this.
  11. CaliforniaRPCV

    CaliforniaRPCV Comrade

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    266

    Nov 23, 2021

    Feel good about it. Applying doesn't mean getting an offer. Getting an offer doesn't mean accepting. Feeling good about it improves your chances of choice.
     
    mrsf70 and miss-m like this.
  12. miss-m

    miss-m Groupie

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2014
    Messages:
    1,244
    Likes Received:
    616

    Nov 23, 2021

    Thanks. Intellectually I know that, but my brain is very black-and-white most of the time so by the time I start applying for new jobs, I’m emotionally and mentally done or very close to done with my current job. So it’s hard to remember that I can apply and not get an interview, or interview and not get an offer, or get an offer and not accept.

    My husband reached out to the recruiter for this job since he works at the company in a different group and she told him I should apply, so have a feeling I’m at least more qualified than I feel without talking myself into it lol.
     
    mrsf70 and stargirl like this.
  13. CaliforniaRPCV

    CaliforniaRPCV Comrade

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    425
    Likes Received:
    266

    Nov 24, 2021

    It does sound like a tough situation. Because you do have some networking going for you, are you pressuring yourself to prepare a better application for the job than you would otherwise?
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

Total: 189 (members: 0, guests: 177, robots: 12)
test